Does anyone remember watching the 1967 Disney animated feature named “The Jungle Book”? It was an adaptation of the 19th century British author Rudyard kipling’s book of the same which is set in India contains fables using animals and featuring Mowgli for teaching moral lessons.
This Jungle Book is being directed by Jon Favreau and stars newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli. It also has the impeccable casting of Bill Murray as the voice of Baloo, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, and Christoper Walken as King Louie.
Favreau acknowledged the huge task he has taken on in adapting The Jungle Book and noted that it’s the technical advancements in filmmaking over the last five decades that are making it possible for him to do something new with the story.